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AHIP: Academy Tip of the Month

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Are you working on or planning to renew your membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals? Attending fall conferences? Don’t forget to store your materials that support conference activities that can be used toward academy membership.

These activities include:

  • poster presenter
  • presenter
  • attendee
  • exhibitor/demonstrator
  • annual meeting videographer
  • judge for research papers/posters
  • and so much more

You can store your academy support materials in your “My MLANET: Certification/AHIP Portfolio” area on MLANET.

To learn more about which activities can be used toward the academy and the number of points each is worth, please review the How to Earn AHIP Points web page and check out “Individual Accomplishments, Part 2” for specific conference points.

If you have any questions  contact your Credentialing Liaison, Meredith Solomon,

MLA Webinars hosted by NN/LM, NER

Friday, October 10th, 2014

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region will be hosting three of the five webinars sponsored by MLA.


You must come to UMass Library to view these webinars.

They are free of charge and you can register on the NER training page.


October 22, 2014: Protocol Development and Methodology for Systematic Reviews. Read more…

November 5, 2014: Communicate Your Value Through Marketing and Advocacy. Read more…

December, 3, 2014: Data Management for Systematic Reviews. Read more…


The NER office will also be obtaining the recording of each of these webinars so state associations and institutions can view them as a group at a later date.

Contact Meredith Solomon- if you have any questions.


MLA 2014: NLM Theater Presentations

Monday, June 16th, 2014

At the 2014 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, the
National Library of Medicine (NLM) held a variety of presentations in their
exhibit booth to bring users up-to-date on NLM databases and services.

The recordings of the 13 presentations are now available from the NLM
Technical Bulletin and can be accessed here:

Listen, view, and learn about:

1.The ACA, Hospital Community Benefit and Needs Assessment: NLM Resources
2.Beau-TOX: TOXNET Gets a Facelift
3.MedlinePlus: Usability, Mobile & Responsive Design
4.Modernizing History: The New (and much improved) IndexCat Interface
5.My NCBI Update: SciENcv & NIH Public Access
6.NLM Resources & Electronic Health Records: MedlinePlusConnect, RxNorm & UMLS
7.NLM Resources Used in Disasters
8.PubMed Commons
9.PubMed Health
10.PubMed Update
11.RDA One Year Later
12.Still Scanning After All These Years: New Digital Projects from HMD
13.Using the Results Database

Register for MLA ’14, “Building Your Information Future”, Chicago, May 16-21, 2014

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Online registration is now open for MLA’s 2014 Annual Meeting and Exhibition.  Join your
colleagues to address changing trends in health care and be energized with new ideas for building your information future.

The Preliminary Program was mailed to all MLA Members. You should receive your copy by January 31st.  The Preliminary Program is also online as a PDF file.  If you need a paper copy mailed to you, contact
Susan Chesniak

Make your hotel reservation at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, the official hotel for meetings and location of the Hall of Exhibits.  For information
see: hotel and travel discounts

Requests for Informal Meeting Space Due February 7: To request informal meeting space for your chapter, affiliated nonprofit
group, or other organization during MLA ’14, use the meeting space application
Meeting space is limited and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

For early consideration submit your application by February 7th.

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